Trump and Clinton differ tremendously in terms of what they believe is right for the United States. However, both candidates used persuasive techniques in the debate to try to influence the public of their legitimacy to be President of the United States. In the debate Donald Trump
And what of our claim to be a democracy?”(46). Through a mixture of serious and satirical tone, the authors effectively appeal to the audience’s emotion and stir up their skepticism and fear of damaging the democracy. Also, the authors quote President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to strengthen the argument "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" (153). Therefore, they argue, there needs to be a president "of the people, by the people, and for the people," which increase the legitimacy of the winner’s claim to be the people’s choice. A more efficient and reliable voting system to select the next president of the United States is a significant matter that the authors are aiming to address through “Wrong Winner, The Coming Debacle in the Electoral College.” Overall, Abbot and Levine successfully incorporate the strategy of logical reasoning and emotional appeal to persuade and inform the audience of critical weaknesses of the Electoral College system.
It will also explore the evolution of the selection process and how that has directly affected the importance of debates. In addition, it will provide evidence of the importance of presidential debates by evaluating multiple theories (Neustadt, Light, and Presidential Roles Theory) of presidential success and show how debates can be central in the foundation of their future achievements as president. This analysis will also explore the sinister aspects of debates in which the media uses sound bites to direct voter perceptions and use miscomprehension among voters to distort their views about potential candidates. Shift in Focus: Party to Candidate Issues In recent ... ... middle of paper ... ... to Clinton (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Why Millennials Don’t Like Clinton—And What She Can Do About It is an outline of Atkins’s piece of writing itself. Beginning with the beliefs of the majority of millennials, the article turns its focus toward Clinton’s failure be a radical liberal, although reliable. The article closes with arguments concerning Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein, which are intended to claim that their individual successes are fueled “by voters’ nearly equal distaste for Clinton” (Atkins). This final example invokes a feeling of fear for the future of the United States. This emotional appeal is effective in convincing readers that Hillary Clinton is obviously the better choice for the position as the next president of the United States of America.
According to critics, the Electoral College is a faulty system that should be abolished and replaced by direct election. Supporters of the Electoral College system make convincing arguments that it is the best system to decide the Presidential election in a complex society such as the United States. Many scholars place the Electoral College into a historical context by discussing its evolution and sustenance throughout the history of the United States. This paper will discuss the main arguments made by supporters of the Electoral College System. I will first provide a description of the Electoral College and offer justifications as to why it was conceived by the Founding Fathers.
President Bush may be incumbent but his team behind the debate is not; John Kerry may be long-winded but his team behind the debate knows how to attract attention quickly. Both candidates may not have known what stage was being set October 4, 2004 but their campaign aids and analysts knew that in order to turn an American audience onto their side they knew manipulation of the media would turn into manipulation of the public. For those watching the first debate it was easy to see which candidate was better prepared and over-all more likeable. While John Kerry spoke on point, direct, and quickly, President Bush was defensive, angry, and often repetitive; idiotic remarks such as, ''Of course I know Osama bin Laden attacked us -- I know that,” stuck out like sore thumbs amidst a debate of intelligence, and cool comebacks (New York Times). The use of the split-screen by some cable networks such as Fox Network News, presented the debate with a split-screen allowing “... several shots of Bush grimacing and looking quite hostile during Kerry's criticisms of his Iraq actions” creating the effect that “Kerry was aware of the camera’s gaze and Bush perhaps did not” (The Los Angeles Times).
According to H. W. Brands in his book American Dreams, “the first rule of American politics is that voters reward incumbents for prosperity”1 which is exactly what Clinton and Gore gave the people. However, Gore would have to get past the scandals of the Clinton administration in order to win the popular vote. This deemed to not be too large... ... middle of paper ... ... person with different values and opinions could have been at the helm of the U.S. clearly shows how important it is that future presidential elections are fair and that we as a society can determine the true victor. Works Cited Agresti Alan, and Brett Presnell, "Misvotes, Undervotes and Overvotes: The 2000 Presidential Election in Florida," Statistical Science, 17, no. 4 (2002): 436-40, http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182765 Bishin Benjamin, Daniel Stevens, and Christian Wilson, "Character Counts?
It likely spurred many to vote against his reelection. At this visceral level, the argument rests on a presumption that enemies are ever lurking and waiting to attack U.S. interests and that these enemies include Barak Obama and the Democrats. The ad appeals to each person’s need to feel secure to scare them into action against Obama’s reelection.
From publicly mocking a disabled reporter to disrespecting a fallen soldier, Trump has single handling attacked every minority group in our nation. Such minority groups not only represent an important part of our population but are also key to winning the election. In conclusion, Hillary Clinton has proven to be the only competitive candidate in this presidential race. Her political background reflects incredible dedication for the well-being of nation. Clinton’s stand on policies displays her suitability for the oval office.
Whether in speech, selling or writing, persuasive power is an extremely important skill to convince others to agree with author’s opinion. Rhetorical is one of the persuasive ways to convince people, which are pathos, ethos and logos. Those rhetorical elements would simply talked readers into the author’s view or argument. David Malpass uses his article “Why This Economy Needs Donald Trump” to bring out his argument that United States’ economy need Donald Trump’s administration. Donald Trump will changes the pay-to-lay system’s policy and he will restart the stagnant growth that lower tax rate and eliminate the death tax to get profits for Americans, whether are common people or upper-class people.